Starting January 2019, Dr. Azim Eskandarian, Nicholas and Rebecca Des Champs Chaired Professor the Head of Mechanical Engineering Department, became the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), one of the highest Impact Factor journals in Transportation/Automotive Engineering and the top-ranked journal in Google ranking in this field.

Dr. Azim Eskandarian, Nicholas and Rebecca Des Champs Chaired Professor and the Head of Mechanical Engineering Department, delivered five invited talks nationally and internationally in Fall 2018 on the subject of Autonomous Vehicles Controls and Safety, including two Keynote speeches in International Conferences as follows,

Keynote Speeches:

  1. 37th FISITA World Congress (the International Federation of Automotive Engineering Societies) and Society of Automotive Engineers – India), Chennai, India, Oct. 2-5, 2018.
  2. Daegu International Future Auto Expo FORUM 2018 (DIFA 18), Korea, Oct. 29, 2018 and

Invited Talks:

  1. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, Oct. 19, 2018
  2. Seoul National University, Korea Oct. 28
  3. Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, ME Department, Nov. 15, 2018
Members of the ASIM Lab presented their most recent achievements at the 2017 Dynamic Systems and Controls Conference

October 16, 2017

Yuan Lin and Srivatsan Sridhar presented their papers at the 2017 DSCC conference. Yuan’s paper, “Experimental Evaluation of Different Controllers for Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control” investigates the effect of using different controllers for the CACC system using a mobile robot testbed, and Srivatsan’s paper, “Visual Object Tracking on the Inverse Perspective Map for Autonomous Vehicles” explores a novel method for object localization using image from a single camera mounted on an autonomous vehicle. Members of the ASIM lab and the Department of Mechanical Engineering had the pleasure of helping host the event.

The 2017 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference was held on Oct 10 – 13 in Tysons, VA.

Congratulations to Srivatsan Sridhar for completing his Master’s degree!

September 14, 2017

Congratulations to Srivatsan Sridhar for successfully defending his Master’s thesis titled “Cooperative Perception in Autonomous Ground Vehicles using a Mobile Robot Testbed” and starting work on autonomous vehicles at Qualcomm R&D!